20 Motivational and Inspiring Company Culture Quotes We Love – Every Leader Should Read!

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As you know we love to help shape your company culture! Company culture is what differentiates a company, service or product from another. Experiences, assumptions, relationships and emotional ties created for employees and customers contribute to an organisations overall success. So if it doesn’t already matter to you, make it matter today.


To highlight it’s importance, we have gathered 20 of our favourite quotes from inspiring people, leaders and professionals.

Company culture quotes every leader should read to inspire new ways of thinking:

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy.E Disney


“No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energised employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch 


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker, Author


“Determine what behaviors and beliefs you value as a company, and have everyone live true to them. These behaviours and beliefs should be so essential to your core, that you don’t even think of it as culture.” – Brittany Forsyth, SVP of HR, Shopify


“Company culture is the backbone of any successful organisation” – Gary Vaynerchuk.


“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek, Author, motivational speaker, and marketing consultant


“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.” – Doris Kearns Goodwin


“Culture is what motivates and retains talented employees” – Betty Thompson


“Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. … Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Leanin.org


“A company can’t buy true emotional commitment from managers no matter how much it’s willing to spend; this is something too valuable to have a price tag. And yet a company can’t afford not to have it.” — Stan Slap, CEO of Slap Company


“A pattern of shared basic assumptions invented, discovered or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that have worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems.” Edgar Schein, Author and former MIT professor

“A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candour, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.” — Ed Catmull, President of Pixar


“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist


“Make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, has a meaningful impact and is contributing to the good of society.” – Larry Page

“Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.” — Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO, Airbnb


Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity and meaning in their job. Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard


“Be passionate about the culture and the business, and remain positive because it inspires others.” – Barry Liber


“Culture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service request. It tells us whether to risk telling our bosses about our new ideas, and whether to surface or hide problems. Employees make hundreds of decisions on their own everyday, and culture is our guide. Culture tells us what to do when the CEO isn’t in the room, which is of course most of the time.” Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, Co-authors of Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

“Organisational Culture is the “water” in the fishbowl. If the water is clean, nourishing, energising the fish will thrive and if the water is toxic the fish will die leaving the infrastructure value-less.” – Ranjan De Silva, Partner, Senior Management Consultant, Sensei International


“Organisational culture is a combination of behaviours and attitudes exhibited by leaders and employees across an organisation that create the underlying vibe of that company.” – Cara Silletto, President and Chief Retention Officer, Crescendo Strategies


We hope you feel as inspired reading these quotes as much as we do!


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